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Industry-leading power density, performance and reliability

Altera has expanded its Enpirion power products portfolio with a 6A PowerSoC DC-DC step-down converter that is claimed to be a full-featured, highly integrated, and fully tested PowerSoC with integrated inductor. The PowerSoC (EN6362QI) is said to be the first in a new generation of low-VIN power products that offer industry-leading power density while improving performance in the areas of conversion efficiency, output voltage accuracy, load transient response, and output voltage ripple.

These features help system designers meet system power requirements and reduce costs while accelerating time-to-market. The PowerSoC is suited for powering the Altera Cyclone and MAX families of FPGAs and is said to optimise power usage in a variety of systems requiring a tiny, accurate, high-efficiency power source.

The EN6362QI PowerSoC is said to be 45% smaller than other power modules and 75% smaller than most competing discrete device implementations. It is also claimed to offer the highest efficiency of any comparable module, along with superior thermal performance, delivering continuous 6A at 85°C ambient temperature with no de-rating.

The EN6362QI PowerSoC is designed and manufacturing-tested as a complete power system, which results in low FIT rates and improves system reliability when compared to discrete power supply solutions.

Tom Austin-Morgan

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